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  • Avista’s Post Falls hydro cutting release to 500 CFS due to low rainfall (2021/07/31 01:01)
    Impacted by low rainfall and historic heat in the northwest U.S. this summer, Avista Utilities expects the discharge at its Post Falls Hydroelectric plant to drop to the minimum of 500 cubic feet per second. The reduction is the least amount allowed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license issued in 2009. The FERC license […]
  • Ansaldo Energia leads EPC, turbine work for gas-fired German plant (2021/07/30 18:28)
    Power Engineering International On Wednesday, the foundation laying ceremony of the Irsching 6, thermoelectric plant, of which Ansaldo Energia is the engineering, procurement, and construction contractor, took place in Germany. Ansaldo Energia has successfully implemented the project despite several challenges caused by the pandemic. Irsching 6 is one of Ansaldo Energia’s two turnkey power plant […]
  • WEC Energy Group investing $412 million in 250-MW Sapphire Sky wind farm (2021/07/29 21:13)
    Wisconsin-based utility holding company WEC Energy Group is taking a 90-percent ownership stake in an Illinois wind farm currently under development. WEC Energy Group will take a majority interest in the Sapphire Sky Wind Energy Center located in McLean County. The project will consist of 64 wind turbines with a combined capacity of about 250 […]
  • Costs rise on Vogtle nuclear expansion and in-service dates delayed to 2022, 2023 (2021/07/29 17:36)
    Georgia Power reported Thursday that its Vogtle 3 and 4 expansion project has endured delays that will push the projected in-service dates of both units back by close to a year. The lead utility on the nation’s only nuclear construction work also said its portion of the capital cost could rise to more than $9 […]
  • IHS Markit: Lack of infrastructure to hinder Biden’s 2030 offshore wind target (2021/07/29 16:58)
    Although the US market for offshore wind energy will grow thanks to a number of factors including supportive regulation through 2030, the sector is likely to miss the target set by President Biden, according to a new report released by IHS Markit. The lack of infrastructure and other bottlenecks are likely to prevent the US […]
  • NRC considering Duke request to renew Oconee nuclear reactor licenses into 2050s (2021/07/28 23:44)
    Duke Energy has formally asked the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to re-license the 1970s-era Oconee Nuclear Station’s three reactor units into the 2050s. The application for license renewable applies to all three units, which combined can generate close to 2,500 MW. Oconee Nuclear Station is located along Lake Keowee near Seneca, South Carolina. It operates […]
  • FIMER Op-ed: Are we entering a new era for utility-scale solar? (2021/07/28 22:16)
    By Maren Schmidt, FIMER As someone who has worked in the global solar PV sector for many years, recent reports outlining the huge growth in renewable energies and specifically solar PV, are very encouraging. For example, despite the disruption of the past 12-18 months, in its recent Renewable Energy Market Update, the International Energy Agency […]
  • Short of legislative lifeline, Exelon’s Dresden, Byron nuclear stations shutting down in fall (2021/07/28 20:02)
    Exelon will shut down its Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants in Illinois within weeks. The utility filed its post-shutdown decommissioning plan with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week. The plan details long-term site restoration timelines for both generating stations in the Chicago area. Exelon announced the impending shutdowns last year, with the 2.3-GW, […]
  • 20-MW, 80-MWh Santa Ana battery storage project operational in California (2021/07/28 17:28)
    Calpine and GE Renewable Energy this month announced completion of a 80-MWh standalone battery storage system in southern California. The Santa Ana Storage Project, which uses GE’s Reservoir energy storage technology, entered into commercial operation. The 20-MW, 80-MWh capacity is supported by a 20-year Resource Adequacy Power Purchase Agreement. Calpine, which traditionally has been a […]
  • EPRI and NERC join forces to help shore up grid reliability (2021/07/27 23:40)
    The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) announced a new agreement to collaboratively enable improved resilience and reliability of the electric grid. As the U.S. takes critical steps to reduce carbon emissions across the economy, the two organizations will leverage their collective knowledge to more efficiently and effectively […]

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